The City of Tears (The Burning Chambers #2)
by Kate Mosse
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Pub Date 05 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 29 Dec 2020
Publishers Group Canada, Mantle
Set across Paris, Amsterdam, and London, Kate Mosse is back for the second novel in The Burning Chambers Quartet, as the Joubert family find themselves caught up in the St Bartholomew's Day massacre.
August 1572: Minou Joubert and her family are in Paris for a Royal Wedding, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and the Huguenot King of Navarre intended to bring peace to France after a decade of religious wars. So too is their oldest enemy, Vidal, still in pursuit of a relic that will change the course of history. But within days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the streets and Minou's beloved family will be scattered to the four winds.
A gripping novel of revenge, persecution and loss, following the Sunday Times number-one bestseller, The Burning Chambers. Kate Mosse's The City of Tears is the second historical epic in the series, for fans of Ken Follett and Dan Brown.
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I received a complimentary ARC copy of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse from NetGalley and Publishers Group Canada/‘Pan Macmillan to read and give an honest review. "...brilliant and intricate tapestry of murder, religion, insanity and greed…" The follow up to the first book in the series The Burning Chambers, The City of Tears continues the dramatic saga surrounding the Joubert family. Ten years after The Burning Chambers, Minou and Piet have settled down with their family on their beautiful estate in the south of France. They are busy making plans to attend the royal wedding of Margot and Henri, the Huguenot king of Navarre hoping to establish a peaceful alliance between the Catholics and the Huguenots. Before their journey begins, they are faced with an assassination attempt and the death of a beloved family member, however they venture to Paris to bear witness to such an important event in hopes it will end the persecution of the Huguenots. The wedding happens as planned, lending hope for a peaceful future. While in Paris a mysterious woman reaches out to Piet, rumours come to light, and a violent nemesis from his past has Piet and his family once again in his crosshairs. Before they leave Paris for their arduous journey home, their daughter Marta goes missing as a violent coup known as the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre breaks out shattering their family forever and forcing them to flee to Amsterdam abandoning all they knew and loved. I am a fan of Kate Mosse she has a talent for bringing her historical stories to life through vivid description, interesting characters and her interwoven, dynamic plots, this book is no different. I thoroughly enjoyed this book it is a brilliant and intricate tapestry of murder, religion, insanity, and greed; I highly recommend.